Last week I talked about a trick to get your Autistic/Special Needs child to take supplements that they need to maintain their health. Bond was really on to something with that whole “shaken, not stirred” thing.
Want to know what is even easier then using liquids or getting pills hidden well in juice?
Oh yeah baby, did you know that the skin is the largest organ in your body? Are you aware that when you put something on your skin it is absorbed and can be found in your blood in 26 seconds? Kinda scary when you think about those chemicals in your cleaning supplies and beauty products.
But it’s kinda cool when you consider that you can use that little tidbit to your advantage in order to get supplements into your or your child’s body without some crazy fight.
What do I mean? Well, the boy needs to take magnesium and that is readily absorbed through the skin. In fact, it is a really great way to get your magnesium if you have GI issues that may prevent you from being able to absorb it through your digestive tract! HOW cool is THAT? We use magnesium oil with essential oils during our bedtime routine with the boy – and if you are on the list for my newsletter, that recipe is heading to inboxes across the country Monday morning 🙂
What else? Did you know that many kids take NAC, and you can get that as a cream as well? Glutathione is another supplement that is very common in the Autism community – and again you can get that one in a lotion! I have even heard of topical multivitamins, although I haven’t tried any of those out.
My favorite topical wellness support? Why essential oils of course!
I like to have my stash ready to go so that the boy can choose which one he wants. If they are already diluted in roll-on bottles then he can just show me the one he wants and I can rub it right on him. Kids tend to not have much patience, kids with Autism seem to have ZERO patience. So this works really well for us <3